Last month I posted about the fad for “Fully Vaxxed!” Christmas ornaments.
The creepy Corona Christmas kitsch continues into December, as evidenced by this story about a bizarre Christmas tree in Romania:
Vaccine Center in Romania Created a Christmas Tree Made From Empty Vials
Staff at one of Romania’s largest vaccination centers in Bucharest have built a very unconventional tree.
The vaccine tree, which stands over 10 feet tall, is made up of empty COVID-19 vaccine vials.
Employees have been working hard on the display since early November. They’ve worked tirelessly, not during work, but on their own time, sometimes staying until 2 a.m. to carefully put each one of the 19,000 vials in place.
Well, whatever flattens your curve. I would have said, “Different strokes for different folks,” but that might be considered insensitive, given the context.
Using “Merry VAXmas” as a title for the second time made me curious about how widespread the phrase is on the Internet. I did a quick search, and it turns out to be quite common, and is generally used without irony. Among others, Etsy uses it as the header in a listing for one of its vax-themed ornaments. People seem to be genuinely greeting each other with it as they celebrate their vaxed status.
I don’t know how much creepier all of this can get, but I don’t think we’ve hit bottom yet.